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Bank and Public Holidays for Bosnia and Herzegovina

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A preview of the Bosnia and Herzegovina bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
        Wed New Year Holiday
        Mon Orthodox Christmas (RS) Regional
        Tue Orthodox Christmas Holiday (RS) Regional
        Wed Republic Day (RS) Regional
        Mon Orthodox New Year (RS) Regional
Mar.    Fri Independence Day (FBiH) Regional
Apr.    Sun Catholic Easter (FBiH) Regional
        Mon Catholic Easter Monday (FBiH) Regional
        Fri Orthodox Good Friday (RS) Regional
        Sun Orthodox Easter (RS) Regional
        Mon Orthodox Easter Monday (RS) Regional
May     Wed Labour Day
        Thu Labour Day Holiday
        Thu Day of Victory over Fascism (RS) Regional
June    Tue Ramadan Bajram (End of Ramadan) (FBiH) Regional
        Fri St Vitus Day (RS) Regional
Aug.    Sun Kurban Bajram (Feast of Sacrifice) (FBiH) Regional
Nov.    Fri All Saints' Day (FBiH) Regional
        Thu General Framework Agreement Day (RS) Regional
        Mon Statehood Day (FBiH) Regional
Dec.    Wed Catholic Christmas (FBiH) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

25 Feb 2017 Bosnian 2017 Public Holiday March 1st (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Wednesday, March 1, 2017, would a non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that "in accordance with the declaration of March 1, national authorities, companies and other legal persons will not work".  05 Jan 2017 Bosnian Serb Republic January 6-7-9 Public Holidays (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The government of the Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Banja Luka, has proclaimed Monday, January 9, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in the Republika Srpska as a secular event without religious connotations, to heed the ruling of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court ruling about the law in its original form.  02 Jan 2017 Bosnian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is to say, those of the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and of the Republic of Srpska (RS), have announced the dates of the 2017 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  24 Dec 2016 Bosnian Public Holidays January 1-2-3 (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, New Year, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will run from Sunday, January 1, until Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  16 Jul 2016 Bosnian January 9 Public Holiday Referendum (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The National Assembly of the Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Banja Luka, has voted to hold a referendum on September 25, 2016, on the January 9 regional annual holiday ("Do you agree that January 9 should be marked and celebrated as the Day of Republika Srpska?"), to counteract last year's ruling by the Bosnian Constitutional Court that the January 9 public holiday in the Republika Srpska was "discriminatory and unconstitutional".  12 Apr 2016 Bosnian Public Holidays May 1-2-3 (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, May Day, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will run from Sunday, May 1, until Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  06 Jan 2016 Bosnian Public Holiday January 9 (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of the Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that, notwithstanding the recent declaration of the "Day of the RS" annual non-working public holiday, as unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Government of RS had nonetheless declared January 9, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in the RS part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  01 Jan 2016 Bosnian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is to say, those of the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and of the Republic of Srpska (RS), have announced the dates of the 2016 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  26 Feb 2015 Bosnian Public Holiday March 2 (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Monday, March 2, 2015, would be another additional day in lieu non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  04 Jan 2015 Bosnian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Bosnian Federation and the Republic of Srpska) have announced the dates of the 2015 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Bosnia and Herzegovina public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Regions: Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the federal level is divided into two entities: Republika Srpska (RS) and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH). Each of the three main communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina has its own religious public holidays which are often subject to change.  Religious Public Holidays: The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has decided to allow its citizens two working days per year to fulfil their religious needs. These days are not considered official holidays and the measure has been introduced to respect the religious and ethnic diversity of the country. Croats will usually take a second day for Catholic Christmas, while Muslims take a second day for the Eid al Adha public holiday.  Statehood Day (November 25) is, in principle a nationwide public holiday, but in practice it is only observed in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), while the Republika Srpska (RS) prefers to observe a public holiday on November 21.  Bosnia and Herzegovina International Codes BA and BIH (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ba (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Bosnia and Herzegovina information and news: Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Bosnia and Herzegovina maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Wikipedia (includes Bosnia and Herzegovina commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bosnia and Herzegovina were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bosnia and Herzegovina, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Bosnia and Herzegovina, before planning any trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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